Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pulitzer crowd memo: Remember when we said dissent was patriotic? We changed our minds.

12/21/10, "Whatever happened to 'Dissent is the highest form of patriotism'?", American Thinker, Thomas Lifson

"Remember when Democrats opposed to the war in Iraq became furious when it was pointed out that they
  • were encouraging the enemy?
Remember when Harry Reid said "This war is lost"? "How dare you challenge my patriotism?" was the cry of outrage heard throughout the land.
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" went the axiom.
With Barack Obama in the Oval Office,
  • suddenly things are different.
In today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and former editorial page editor

I am not holding my breath for liberals who screamed about patriotic dissent to point out to Ms. Tucker that she is making the lowest possible argument.
  • Isn't "unpatriotic" a nasty label?"
  • ####
The above referenced Pulitzer Prize winner attributes legislative action mainly to partisan strategy, desire to 'hurt' a person, and the like. Lady, you forget the people. We out here feel very much connected to legislators in Washington and
  • hope it is we who motivate their decisions.
We know that can't always be, but we hope to get close to that ideal. Lifetimes of work and sacrifice have been casually discarded by current and recently departed Beltway operatives. Winning a Pulitzer Prize may put you in a club and make you money, but that doesn't help America. ed.

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